View Congress Member / SenatorName: Katherine Porter
Position: House (CA, 45)
Staffer: Brieana Marticorena
Address: 1117 Longworth House Office Building
Number of Contacts: 3 ( or 0% in support)
Cosponsor in 116th: Yes
Message and Talking Points
Leah Smith writes on 5/16/2019 at 3:18PM:
Hi Jessica and Brieana,
My name is Leah Smith and I am with ADAPT. I just called your office and spoke with Sarah, who suggested that I follow up with both of you.
ADAPT is currently working to pass the Disability Integration Act (HR 555), which is legislation that ensures people with disabilities have a right to live and receive services in their own homes. The DIA further secures our Constitutionally protected right to liberty by preventing disabled people from being forced into costly institutional settings by unnecessary government regulations. The DIA (S. 117/H.R. 555) in the 116th, introduced on January 15th in honor of the 90th birthday of the great civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., by Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), creates a comprehensive solution, assuring the full integration of disabled people in the community by:
clarifying that every individual who is eligible for LTSS has a federally protected right to a real choice in how they receive services and supports
assuring that states and other LTSS insurance providers deliver services in a manner that allows disabled individuals to live in the most integrated setting, have maximum control over their services and supports, and lead an independent life
articulates the right to live in the community without creating unnecessary or wasteful Government programs; States have broad latitude to determine how they will secure that right
requiring public entities to address the need for affordable, accessible, integrated housing that is independent of service delivery
Feel free to also visit www.disabilityintegrationact.org for more information.
ADAPT will be in town next week and we would prefer to stop by your office to thank Congresswoman Porter for her support.
Please feel free to call me back at 806.239.5582 or respond to this email to confirm that you have received this message and our emails requesting Congresswoman Porter to cosponsor the Disability Integration Act.
Leah Smith writes on 5/16/2019 at 3:13PM:
Called and spoke with Sarah. She stated that Brieana was in a meeting, but to also follow up with Jessica Seigel. Will follow up via email with both.
Ericka Jones writes on 1/03/2019 at 11:02AM:
On 1/2/19 E Jones emailed the campaign email:
"Congratulations on your victory in the recent election and welcome to Congress. I am writing on behalf of the Disability Community to ask you to become an original cosponsor of the Disability Integration Act. The Disability Integration Act is bicameral, bipartisan legislation that guarantees the rights of disabled Americans to live in freedom by ensuring our right to receive services in our own homes. If you have any questions about the bill I am happy to answer them or you are welcome to look at our web site: http://www.disabilityintegrationact.org/.
We are holding an event in the U.S. Capitol on January 15th to celebrate the bill???s reintroduction. We would like to announce you as an original cosponsor of the bill at the event. Would you please confirm your intention to be an original cosponsor on the legislation? We would be grateful for your leadership in helping ensure that all disabled Americans have the right to live in freedom."